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Dehydrated buzz buttons

Dehydrated buzz buttons or Acmella oleracea are also known as Sichuan flowers because their taste is very similar to Sichuan pepper in Asia. This flower is perfect for cocktails. The dehydrated buzz buttons are not just to create new textures but to provide new culinary experiences.

How is the flower dehydrated?

Dehydration is another way of preserving buzz buttons. It consists of softly dehydrating the edible flower, so we obtain a natural and crispy product. The main difference with the lyophilized buzz buttons is that the dehydrated ones lose a bit of their shape due to the longer duration of the process.

To use dehydrated flowers in the kitchen, we have to re-hydrate them either with a sauce a soup, in a cake’s dough…

  • Format: little box 15-20 g
  • Best before date: 2 years
  • Conservation: In a dry place without direct sunlight. 
  • MADE IN SPAIN

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Dehydrated buzz buttons

Dehydrated buzz buttons or Acmella oleracea are also known as Sichuan flowers because their taste is very similar to Sichuan pepper in Asia. This plant comes from Brazil and it has no petals. But the most impressive thing of the buzz buttons is the sensation it produces in the mouth while eating it.

When eating this flower we have several phases in our mouth. First, you get an electric shock (soft or strong, depending on everyone’s sensitivity), after that, you start to feel your mouth numb and you start to feel tickling. In the final phase, you feel an intense freshness all over your mouth. This process intensifies the flavours of everything you eat after it. A tsunami of feelings just in an edible flower!

A curious fact about this edible flower is that the active principle of oral anaesthetic is extracted from it.

Medicinal properties

The component that provides the buzz buttons anaesthetic, antimicrobial, vasodilator and antioxidant properties is spilanthol. In some countries, like Thailand, they even use its leaves to enhance the analgesic effect.

Pairing

This edible flower is perfect for cocktails. It is mainly used in gin tonics to use the flavour contrast and the emotions explosion. But we can use it also in salads, creams, soups, in a cake’s dough or with any kind of meat. The dehydrated buzz buttons are not just to create new textures but to provide new culinary experiences. For instance, instead of using the whole flower, we can reduce it to dust to condiment our recipes.

How is the flower dehydrated?

Dehydration is another way of preserving buzz buttons. It consists of softly dehydrating the edible flower, so we obtain a natural and crispy product. The main difference with the lyophilized buzz buttons is that the dehydrated ones lose a bit of their shape due to the longer duration of the process.

To use dehydrated flowers in the kitchen, we have to re-hydrate them either with a sauce a soup, in a cake’s dough…

Do you want more information about our edible flowers?

From Innoflower we encourage you to take a look at our blog, where you will not only find articles about the world of edible flowers, but also simple recipes that you can make at home and surprise your guests.

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  • Format: little box 15-20 g
  • Best before date: 2 years
  • Conservation: In a dry place without direct sunlight. 
  • MADE IN SPAIN